The economics program offers the opportunity to study prices, markets, and incentives (microeconomics) and economic growth and business cycles (macroeconomics).
Students may opt for the BA in the College of Arts & Sciences
, or they may pursue the BSBA in the College of Business & Public Administration
. The key distinction is that the BSBA requires the Business Core; the BA degree does not.
The BSBA program prepares students well for the job market. Both the BA and the BSBA programs prepare students well for professional study in law, business, or public administration because economics is an important analytical tool used in these professions. Students interested in graduate study in economics or a closely-related field such as finance will need more math and statistics than the regular economics major provides and should consider the quantitative economics major.Drake accepts the DMACC Business Transfer Major. Please use the following guide to identify appropriate course choices, such as for calculus and statistics, if you are pursuing this transfer major. Students are not required to take any or all of these courses in order to transfer to Drake but may use this as a guide to take applicable coursework for this degree program.